By Jon Greaves on Feb 21, 2012.
A wise man once told me, "All great partnerships have one thing in common; that is that both parties gain value from the partnership.” To me, this seems pretty obvious, but today in the IT space you see many partnerships of convenience which really just involve product placement or other more one-sided options. That’s part of the reason I'm so excited about the news we announced today with one of our top partners, Equinix. Today, we announced a very special (dare I say unique?) data center that we are building with Equinix and Digital Realty. The building is adjacent to our current "Vault" data center located in Dulles, Va. and is 64,000 square feet, built to tier3 standards. We’re calling it the IBX Vault.
By Jon Greaves on Feb 03, 2012.
As we were finalizing our own compliance reports this past period, I watched with interest as many hosting companies and auditors rushed to issue or claim they had SSAE16-SOC2. What’s wrong with a SSAE16-SOC2? Well, for starters, it doesn’t exist. In layman's terms, SSAE16 comes in a couple of flavors, but was designed much like the original SAS70 to show controls in support of financial audits and not designed at all for data center operations.